Posts Tagged ‘book’

Great review at Clean Sheets

September 3, 2008

Spanked got a great review by Julian Robinson at Cleansheets:

Editrix extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussell has rounded up twenty brisk and stinging tales that reveal the many sides of spanking, from playful erotic accent to punishing payback for a long ago wrong. Smoothly blended technique tips and how-to hints are a bonus for those looking to enhance their spanking life. Rick Roberts’ lead-off “Spanking You” boldly wanders from the buttocks to belabor the thighs, breasts, and pussy of his eager subject. Alison Tyler’s “Betty Crocker Gone Bad” begins with one of the sexiest garments of all: an apron worn by a woman wearing nothing else, and proceeds through creatively perverse applications of common cooking tools. (Do you know anyone whose kitchen walls display multiple wooden breadboards with hefty handles and whose utensil bins contain an excess number of large wooden spoons? Do they color uncontrollably at the word “spatula”? Ah hah! You’ve found a spanko.) There’s an old-time spanking game in Donna George Storey’s “A Rare Find,” in which coin flips determine who gets it, whether bare, with what, and how hard…

Aforesaid by-the-book chastisement occurs in the volume’s most elegantly literary offering, Shanna Germain’s “Perfect Bound.” A model of Victorian propriety, her erotic bookstore owner dresses like Harriet Marwood and offers a work-for-spanks program to trembling young men who dream of her firm hand raining down upon their virgin nether cheeks: “I can tell by the way they move their eyes toward me, then away, like I’m just another book on the shelf. I’ve seen boys look at porn with the same denial of fervor.” Germain’s droll, witty style harmonizes perfectly with her heroine, who has an unusual fetish for typewriter ribbon (please Google it if this is an unfamiliar term).

“Through a Glass, Sharply” by Elizabeth Coldwell employs equally elegant terse British understatement to an account of a spanking husband and wife who confound stereotypes: she’s a petite femme disciplinarian and he’s her macho testosterone-loaded bad boy. “I know it won’t be too long before he gives me another excuse to have him like this, his bottom rosy and tender from the impact of my slaps.”

Interview with Spanking book club organizer Cara Marie

August 12, 2008

Tell us a little about yourself.

In the BDSM world, I’m a full-time time-in collared submissive. My Dominant has 3 of us – an alpha, who has been collared for going on 8 years, me – the beta – I’ve been collared for (rapidly approaching) 2 years, and a part-time epsilon submissive. I primarily got into the scene 3 years ago through the spanking community, and that really is one first love 🙂 As I’m exploring myself more, I’m finding that I’m very much into bondage as well.

In the vanilla world, I’m a 24 year old graduate student working on a PhD in Biochemistry. I think of myself as a student of everything – hence my love of reading (just about anything I can get my hands on!). I was a competitive distance swimmer in college, and have now turned distance runner. Before I knew what made me tick, I expressed my “masochism” in the form of sports. Back when I was competing I didn’t know what it truly was, but it made me a great athlete! I have a drive to push myself past the limits of pain to get to a truly wonderful state. That can be achieved by swimming hard, running a marathon, or as I discovered when I got into the scene, by getting a hard spanking. They all take me to that state, and I love being there.

How did your spanking book club get started? How often do you meet and how does it work?

I was in a vanilla book club with my local library, and I was expressing my displeasure with the book choices. My sister sub made a comment that we should have a spanking book club – where we could read about our kinks, and discuss them in a constructive fashion. I thought that sounded like a lot of fun, and so I sent out a post to our spanking list-serve and as it turns out, a lot of people were interested! We’ve been going strong for a year now.

How many people are part of the group? How do you select which books you’ll read?

We have a yahoo group for the book club, and technically we have about 35 members. 20 or so of them regularly show up at our monthly meeting. We select the books by popular vote. I set up a poll on our club site, choose some books that have either been recommended or that I find through a Google search, and people can vote for the books that they want to read. I typically find about 10 potential books, and you vote for as many books as look interesting. We read the one with the most votes in the upcoming month, and then the runner up the following month.

What are you reading now?

Right now, we’re reading a collection of stories by our own club members! I had about 15 people submit stories, I compiled them, and handed them out at the July meeting. I have to say that most of them are great stories and I’m really enjoying them!

We have books lined up all the way through November – our (very exciting) reading schedule is:

SEPTEMBER: The Paddle Club: A Fun, Romantic, and Erotic Spanking Novel by Susan Kohler

OCTOBER: Yes, Ma’am: Erotic Stories of Male Submission and/or Yes, Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Pick one or read both!

NOVEMBER: What Happens to Naughty Girls by Erica Scott.

I hear you are all writing spanking stories as well – how is that going? What are some of the themes that come up in the stories?

They’re awesome, and they span every type of spanking literature – there’s F/F, F/M, M/F and M/M. Some of them involve the “classic” spanking scenarios – the wife going out and spending too much, the teacher who gets caught spreading rumors about the principal, the husband that is being rude and disrespectful to his wife, who gets sick of it and Doms a belt. Other really original ones include a sailor in the Navy that is spanked by a Navy officer for being incompetent, and a newly married couple that is constantly fighting and their neighbors come over and teach them a lesson. Very creative and well-written stuff!

What do you think makes a great spanking story?

The same things that make a great novel or a great movie – you need a plot and you need to feel connected to the characters. An author that makes the plot believable, and makes you love the characters is writing a great story. For me, my fantasies are so rooted in what could really happen in reality, and the spanking scenes have to be scenarios that I believe could actually happen. And of course, the steamier, the better!

Why do you like reading erotica, and spanking erotica in particular? Does it add to the real-life spanking interactions you have—do you learn things from reading or gain fantasy fodder?

Absolutely! A lot of members are fond of role-playing, and the books we read tend to fuel the fire and give them new ideas for spanking scenes. If it turns you on when you’re reading it, then it’s going to be even better in person, right? And sometimes, a good spanking story puts me in the right mindset for a good spanking. Some of my favorite scenes have been right after I’ve gotten done reading!

How can people get more information about the group?

We do have an online yahoo group, if anyone is interested in joining. We try to do discussion online, as well as at our monthly meeting. Some months that happens more than others, but I make a serious effort to try and include all of our online members. If you’re interested in joining the group, would like to read the books, and fuel some online discussion, please feel free to email me at at I’m happy to respond to any questions that anyone might have, and am even happier to send an invite to the Yahoo group to interested people.

Reposting the Spanked virtual book tour dates

August 6, 2008

Because you really should check them out – contests, podcasts, spanking musings, and more to come…

Bookmark this post as I’ll be updating it with the links to each stop o the tour!

Spanked virtual book tour logo

August 2008
Spanked Virtual Book Tour

1 – Alison Tyler
2 – The Cherry Red Report
3 – Thomas’s spanking exploits
4 – Zille Defeu’s Fetish Fantasies
5 – The House of Richard Windsor
6 – Funky Brown Chick
7 – Baser Instincts
8 – Life in Motion
9 – All Things Spanking
10 – Viviane’s Sex Carnival
11 – Jamye Waxman
12 – Babeland
13 – NYC Urban Gypsy
14 – Femdom Spanking Blog
15 – Spanking Abby
16 – BadBadGirl
17 – Ellie Lumpesse
18 – Sugarbutch Chronicles
19 – Breathing In and Breathing Out
20 – Essin Em
21 – Pursed Lips
22 – Mixing It Up
23 – Domestic Spanking Blog
24 – Nobilis Erotica
25 – Live Girl Review
26 – All About George
27 – Lolita’s Predictions & Predilections
28 – Sexy Prime
29 – Naughty and Spice
30 – MeiLin Miranda
31 – AlwaysArousedGirl/JanesGuide

Bonus days!


1 – Natty’s Spanking Blog
2 – Kristina Wright
3 – DigiRomp (must be logged in; or you can watch it here

reposting the Spanked book trailer

August 6, 2008

In case you haven’t seen it yet….the Spanked book trailer. Someday I’d love to do a naughtier version, one that would have to go on a PornoTube or some such, but this one I deliberately kept pretty tame – but hopefully still hot (“cute” is the word I’ve heard the most).

Win a copy of Spanked!

July 23, 2008

I’m so excited to announce the very first contest to win a copy of Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica. (there will be more though.) This one is by my friend Alexis McKinnis, who writes a kickass sex column called “Alexis on the Sexes” for Minneapolis alt weekly She interviewed me for a few months ago. Oh, and I will be back in Minneapolis August 10th at Smitten Kitten for a reading and open mic, so if you want to get a signed copy of Spanked then (or you want to bring your copy for me to spank you with sign), you may do so. It’s at 7-8:30 on Sunday, August 10th, 3010 Lyndale Avenue Suth.

All you have to do…is tell her the funniest thing you’ve heard during sex! On your mark, get set…go!

Spanked banner for linking

July 18, 2008

If you want to link here ( in case you’re reading this on Amazon) and use this pretty banner, you can grab the code from Flickr. Thanks!

Spanked banner

Get Spanked on Facebook!

July 15, 2008

Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica now has a page on Facebook – become a fan!

From the set of the Spanked book trailer shoot

July 14, 2008

The Spanked book trailer debuts later this week. It was a lot of fun to shoot (and the spankings I gave and got after it!) and I’m very excited about it. Also, Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica is officially published! My publisher has copies and it should be shipping from Amazon any day now. If you want one right this minute, order directly from Cleis Press.

Here’s a photo of me on the set, and here’s one of some of the implements we used (many paddles are from Leather Thorn Paddles).

Behind the scenes at the Spanked book trailer shoot

Good news!

July 3, 2008

Copies of Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica are arriving next week! This makes me a happy editor. Stay tuned for contests, book trailer, and more. And we’re still booking the virtual book tour and need spanking blogs to take part, so write me at spankingantho at if you’d like a free boook and to be part of this.

thanks and Happy 4th!